Agricultural Contractors

(NOC 8252)


These statistics are for the career group Contractors, Operators and Supervisors in Agriculture, Horticulture and Aquaculture.

Job openings in this occupation will result mainly from retirements. The retirement rate in this occupation will be relatively high since, although the average age in this occupation is among the highest of all occupations, these workers generally retire much later. However, as in previous years, expansion demand will also be a source of job openings over the 2011-2020 period. The upheavals and challenges that this industry has been facing over the past 15 years should not have any significant impact during this period.

The large investment needed to purchase a farm and farming equipment constitutes a major barrier to entry.

Job Seekers: 55,808
Job Openings: 89,886

Job prospects for this career are rated Good

Last Updated: May 17, 2012